HERO WOD – Hoppy
‘Carry a Hero Home’
PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE FOR HIS COUNTRY ON 16 MARCH 2009
Corporal Mathew Hopkins
When in combat, meeting the extraction time is critical to the mission. Adversity presents itself when faced with enemy fire, walls, creeks and open space, not to mention when fatigue sets in while carrying a fallen solider. Hoppy’s mates will never forget the day when their duty was to carry a hero home.
Hoppy was 21 and a father when he was killed on the 16th day of March. The movements represent the functionality the body requires to lift and carry a person. David Morris the writer has brought together a WOD that captures every aspect of that tragic day and brings together a fitness community to remember a genuine Australian Section Commander.
Hoppy was killed while conducting a patrol near Kakarak when he and his team were engaged by a group of around 20 Taliban. He was evacuated by a Coalition helicopter to the nearby medical facility in Tarin Kowt as soon as the security situation allowed. Despite all efforts, he died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
“Hoppy’s memory will live on forever with the WOD dedicated to his life.”
In pairs or on your own!
17 minutes AMRAP
21 Lateral Bar Burpees
16 Step ups weighted step ups 20′ @ 2×24/16kg
8 Front Rack Forward Lunges 60/40kg
3 Ground to Overhead 60/40kg